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Reasons to use our Canonbury conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 There is a distinct possibility the the lawyers for the other party are located in Canonbury - if so sets of conveyancers are likely to have worked on conveyancing matters in the past
  • 2 The Canonbury conveyancing firms that we work with are dedicated to providing the most cost, efficient and transparent conveyancing service to borrowers, sellers and remortgagors in Canonbury
  • 3 Retaining the services of a a family Solicitor on the whole means that you will receive a more personal touch. Sometimes when dealing with a an online conveyancing factory, you tend to be looked after by a team of people who check what is happening on the file by reading from their computer screens.
  • 4 The firms shown on our web pages have a variation of conveyancing practitioners, legal executives and support staff handling thousands of conveyancing matters each year.
  • 5 Low cost packages from online conveyancers might seem attractive. However, these companies are often based many miles away with limited understanding of the factors that impact property transactions in Canonbury

Examples of recent conveyancing in Canonbury since April 2024*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Canonbury

I am in the process of selling my house in Canonbury and the estate agent has just e-mailed to advise that the purchasers are changing their conveyancer. The excuse is that the mortgage company will only deal with property lawyers on their approved list. Why would a leading lender only work with certain law firms rather the firm that they want to appoint for their conveyancing in Canonbury ?

UK lenders have always had an approved set of law firms that can represent them, but in recent years big names such as HSBC, have considered and reduced their conveyancing panel– in some cases removing conveyancing firms who have represented them for decades.

Lending institutions justify this action to a rise in fraud by way of justification for the reduction – criteria have been narrowed as a smaller panel is easier to oversee. Banks tend not to disclose how many solicitors have been dropped, claiming the information is commercially sensitive, but the Law Society says it is hearing daily from firms that have been removed from panels. Some are unaware that they have been dropped until contacted by a borrower who has instructed them as might be the situation in your buyers' case. The buyers are unlikely to have any impact on this.

Can conveyancing in Canonbury to be finalised in 3 weeks?

First, If you are under time constraints to exchange we would recommend that your solicitor is familiar with the location as they will benefit local relationships and knowledge. It is even conceivable that they may have conducted otherproperties in the same neighbourhood. Therefore consider using a Canonbury conveyancing lawyer. Second, make sure that the conveyancing firm is on the member panel. It is estimated that 18% of Canonbury conveyancing transactions are frustrated or jeopardised after discovering a purchaser’s conveyancer was not on their mortgage lender’s panel. This can often result in the legal process being frustrated by almost 21 days. It is said that this issue affects approximately 100,000 home sales annually. Many Canonbury conveyancing firms can not act for certain mortgage companies so do check at the outset.

Will commercial conveyancing searches reveal proposed roadworks that may impact a commercial estate in Canonbury?

Its becoming the norm that commercial conveyancing solicitors in Canonbury will execute a SiteSolutions Highways report as it dramatically cuts the time that conveyancers expend in researching accurate data on highways that impact buildings and development assets in Canonbury. The search result provides definitive information on the adoption status of roads, footpaths and verges, as well as the implication of traffic schemes and the rights of way surrounding a commercial development sites in Canonbury.

For every commercial conveyancing transaction in Canonbury it is critical to investigate the adoption status of roads surrounding a site. The absence of identifying developments where adoption procedures have not been dealt with adequately can cause delays to Canonbury commercial conveyancing deals as well as pose a risk to future intentions for the site. These searches are not conducted for residential conveyancing in Canonbury.

Despite weeks of looking the Title Certificate and documents to our home are lost. The conveyancers who dealt with the conveyancing in Canonbury 10 years ago no longer exist. Will I be able to sell the house?

You no longer need to hold title deeds to establish that you own the land or premises, given that the Land Registry hold details of all registered land or property electronically.

How does conveyancing in Canonbury differ for new build properties?

Most buyers of new build premises in Canonbury come to us having been asked by the seller to exchange contracts and commit to the purchase even before the property is ready to move into. This is because developers in Canonbury usually purchase the real estate, plan the estate and want to get the plots sold off as they are building the properties. Buyers, therefore, will have to exchange contracts without actually seeing the house they are buying. To reduce the chances of losing the property, buyers should instruct conveyancing solicitors as soon as the property is reserved and mortgage applications should be submitted quickly. Due to the fact that it could be several months and even years between exchange of contracts and completion, the mortgage offer may need to be extended. It would be wise to use a lawyer who specialises in new build conveyancing especially if they are used to new build conveyancing in Canonbury or who has acted in the same development.

My company is looking to take over a lease of an office on the high street. Can you recommend conveyancers offering no-sale-no fees for commercial conveyancing in Canonbury for less than 2k?

We are happy to recommend firms who have an in-depth of experience of commercial conveyancing in Canonbury, including the disposal and purchase of businesses as well as simply property. Whether you are intending to purchase or lease a shop, pub, restaurant, office, retail premises or a complete business we will find you the right solicitor. Regarding the costs these will vary based on the structure and nuances of the proposed transaction. Please provide us with your contact information or call us so that we may supply you with a detailed commercial conveyancing calculation.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Canonbury regulated by the SRA

It is important to note that the listed firms do not limit their work for conveyancing in Canonbury but also conveyancing throughout England and Wales.

  • Grazing Hill Ltd, 67a Halliford Street, Islington, London, N1 3HF
  • Raymond & Co, Suite 1h, Leroy House, 436 Essex Road, London, London, N1 3QP
  • Montague Solicitors Ltd, 201 Upper Street, London, N1 1RQ
  • Gelbergs Llp, 188 Upper Street, Islington, London, N1 1RQ
  • Guney Clark & Ryan Solicitors Limited, 58 Green Lanes, London, London, N16 9NH

Residential Licensed Conveyancers in Canonbury regulated by the CLC

Please note that the listed conveyancers do not limit their work for conveyancing in Canonbury but also conveyancing throughout England and Wales.
  • Stratega Law Ltd, Sutherland House, W1F 7TE
  • T J Ball & Company, 49 Leytonstone Road, E15 1JA
  • L B Property Lawyers, Imperial House, N17 0SP
  • House Owners Conveyancers Limited, 56 Windermere Avenue, N3 3RA
  • House Owners Conveyancers Limited, Dephina House, N3 2JU

Planning law solicitors in Canonbury regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The firms listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Canonbury with expertise in planning law. The solicitors can give expert legal advice on all aspects of planning, including tree preservation orders
  • Gelbergs Llp, 188 Upper Street, Islington, London, N1 1RQ
  • Bolt Burdon, Providence House, Providence Place, Islington, London, N1 0NT
  • Regnum Solicitors, Unit 7, Kinetica, 13 Ramsgate Street, London, E8 2FD
  • Ronald Fletcher Baker Llp, 326 Old Street, London, EC1V 9DR
  • Richard Pearlman Llp, 27 Phipp Street, London, EC2A 4NP

*Source acknowledgement: House price data produced by Land Registry as well data supplied by Lexsure Ltd.

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